get/find your bearings


get/find your bearings
get/find your bearings
: to find out your position

Let's stop here and find our bearings. [=figure out exactly where we are]

— often used figuratively

Our course for new employees will help you get/find your bearings at work.

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Main Entry:bearing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • find your bearings — get/find/your bearings phrase to find out where you are and where other things are It took her a moment to get her bearings in the dark. Thesaurus: to find out where you are or where you are goingsynonym Main entry: bearing * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • get\ one's\ bearings — • find one s bearings • get one s bearings v. phr. To know where one is or where one is headed. Without a compass, the sergeant warned the enlisted men, you will never find your bearings in the desert …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get your bearings — get/find/your bearings phrase to find out where you are and where other things are It took her a moment to get her bearings in the dark. Thesaurus: to find out where you are or where you are goingsynonym Main entry: bearing * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • take your bearings — get/find/take your ˈbearings idiom to make yourself familiar with your surroundings in order to find out where you are or to feel comfortable in a place • He paused at the top of the hill, trying to get his bearings. Main entry: ↑bearingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • find\ one's\ bearings — • find one s bearings • get one s bearings v. phr. To know where one is or where one is headed. Without a compass, the sergeant warned the enlisted men, you will never find your bearings in the desert …   Словарь американских идиом

  • find — or[get one s bearings] {v. phr.} To know where one is or where one is headed. * / Without a compass, the sergeant warned the enlisted men, you will never find your bearings in the desert. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find — or[get one s bearings] {v. phr.} To know where one is or where one is headed. * / Without a compass, the sergeant warned the enlisted men, you will never find your bearings in the desert. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bearing — bear|ing [ˈbeərıŋ US ˈber ] n 1.) have a/some/no etc bearing on sth to have an effect or influence on something, or not have any effect or influence ▪ Exercise has a direct bearing on how healthy you are. 2.) lose your bearings a) to become… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bearing — bear|ing [ berıŋ ] noun * 1. ) count TECHNICAL a part of a machine that holds a moving part => BALL BEARING 2. ) singular the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves: her proud bearing 3. ) count an exact position, usually… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bearing */ — UK [ˈbeərɪŋ] / US [ˈberɪŋ] noun Word forms bearing : singular bearing plural bearings 1) [singular] the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves her proud bearing 2) [countable] a part of a machine that holds a moving part See:… …   English dictionary


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